S Curve Cowl
This cowl was designed for my local yarn shop's (Shall We Knit?) retreat in November 2017, using the featured yarn that attendees received in their goodie bag. Another local designer (Lynne Sosnowski) and I were challenged to each design new pattern using the same yarn. I created this buttoned cowl and Lynne designed Benmiller Rendezvous Mitts.
This cowl is knit with two fingering weight yarns held together to create a marled effect. The sample was knit using a hand painted, speckled yarn (Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino KPPPM) and the luscious and decadent Filatura Di Crosa Superior.
The contrasting trim at the end of the cowl is achieved by knitting with the hand painted yarn only. The length of the cowl can easily be adjusted by knitting additional repeats of the main stitch pattern.
If you don't want to knit with two thinner yarns held together, you will need 320 metres of a worsted weight yarn that knits up to 4.75 to 5 stitches to 2.5 cm.